NRPM: Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. i. Individual requests for amendment or correction.

11/03/1999

In § 164.516, we are proposing that covered plans and providers be required to have procedures that enable individuals to exercise their rights to request amendment or correction, including a means by which individuals can request amendment or correction of protected health information about them. We considered whether this proposed rule should include detailed procedures governing an individual’s request. But as with the procedures for requesting inspection and copying, we are only providing a general requirement and permitting each plan or provider to develop procedures in accordance with its needs. Once the procedures are developed, the plan or provider would document them in accordance with section § 164.520 and include a brief explanation in the notice that is provided to individuals pursuant to section § 164.512.